"American Idol" has been renewed through season 14... despite a big drop ratings.

Idol will hit 15 cities for auditions beginning June 18 in Minneapolis, with stops also planned in Portland, Oreg., Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Richmond, Va., Albuquerque, N.M. and more.


"Idol" wraps season 13 on May 21 with judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. Meanwhile, host Ryan Seacrest is nearing a deal to return.